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Monday, December 10, 2012
Premier Showdown - Dec 8-10

Another win for the Rest of the World last weekend brought the gap between our three competitiors back down to three points again. It's ever so tight - who will be top a Christmas? Stepping forward for the ROTW this weekend we welcome Nick Groll who comes from Cape Town in South Africa. He tells us: "I'm a 29-year-old psychology student, and I've loved Chelsea since the good ol' days of Vialli, Zola, Gullit and Leboeuf and I've been pining for those days following the sacking of RDM and the appointment of Benitez. "I feel it's going to be a high scoring week as many defences are looking more and more suspect, with four away victories on the cards." Game on!

For each round of matches we invite someone to represent the Rest of the World and take on Press Pass' Tommy Smyth and ESPN journalist Dale Johnson in our predictions game.

Points are then awarded as follows:
• Three points for a correct result and scoreline
• One point for a correct result

After the weekend's scores are in and the Showdown result has been worked out, the winning pundit receives three points for their season's total. Should the challenger win, the total is added to the Rest of the World tally. In the case of a draw, the points are shared.

Tommy storms to victory by smashing the record score for the season - and he's now odds on to be top at Christmas!

Table after Round 16
Tommy: 19.5
Dale: 15
Rest of the World: 13.5

Best week's total of season: 13, Tommy Smyth

Final table 2011-12
Dale: 44
Rest of the World: 41
Tommy: 29

Best week's total of season: 13, Dale Johnson

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